Notice of Annual Meeting & Invitation to Attend Events

Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – Saturday, May 14, 2016
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-673-6672

Business Lunch

Thursday, May 12, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
2nd Floor –  Lobby Area
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-673-6672

$50 per person
Dinner Honoring Chief Residents
with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Haile Debas

Friday, May 13, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
One Market Restaurant
1 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
$100 per person

Paying For Events and RSVP

Online Payment – Please visit the Naffziger Society Website and click the “Pay for Events” button. This will take you to PayPal.  Login to PayPal, enter the amount of payment, and click the button “Add Note”. This will bring up a box “Add special instructions to the seller”. In that box please indicate:

  • Your Name
  • Desired Events: 1) Business Lunch ($50.00 per person)
  • Dinner Honoring Chief Residents ($100.00 per person)
  • If you will be bringing a guest to the dinner.

Payment by Check / Late Registration

Please call Annette Bronstein, Executive Secretary of the Naffziger Society, at (650) 992-1387 to make arrangments for attending these events.

Postgraduate Course in Hernia Surgery

  • The registration fee is waived for all dues-paying Naffziger Society members and retired members as well as UCSF General and Plastic Surgery Residents.
  • There is no requirement to register unless you need CME Credit.
  • To obtain CME credits, pre-register by calling the UCSF CME office at (415) 475-5808. There is a $35.00 charge, payable at the time you call to register.

Course Dates – Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:30 a.m. – Saturday May 14, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Naffziger Day –  Thursday, May 12, 2016 (includes business luncheon and annual meeting)

This years program, co-hosted by the UCSF Department of Surgery and the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society, focuses on hernia surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. The clinically oriented course represents an outstanding opportunity for the practicing surgeon to gain valuable knowledge and expertise from renowned experts in the fields of general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, surgical nutrition and metabolism, reconstructive microsurgery, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

The practitioner will learn about the latest developments in the field including the latest evidenced-based studies and expert opinion consensus. The conference will also provide an invaluable social experience to network with colleagues. Attendance at the course is free to all Naffziger Society members.

Course Chairs

harris-hobart-wjun2015_smallHobart W. Harris, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief, Division of General Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
J. Engelbert Dunphy Endowed Chair in Surgery
Director, Infection, Injury & Immunity Lab



yee - Nafziger photoLaurence F. Yee, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF
Director, Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery,
California Pacific Medical Center
President, UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society


Naffziger Invited Lecturer

Guilherme M. Campos, MD, FACS
Division Chair and Professor of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine,
Program Director,
Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship


Naffziger Visting Professor

carlos-pellegriniCarlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.)
Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Washington



Postgraduate Course Keynote Speaker

Martindale1Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Medical Director, Hospital Nutritional Service
Oregon Health & Science University


Course Topics

  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Mesh Prosthetics
  • Hernia Surgery Outcomes
  • Reconstructive Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Catastrophes
  • Hernia Surgery Potpourri

View Full Course Outline

View Full List of Speakers Biography Links

View Detailed List Of All Presentations

Course Registration


  • The registration fee to attend the Postgraduate Course is waived for Naffziger Society Members. Attendance is free.
  • If you wish to obtain CME credits, you should pre-register by calling the  UCSF CME office at (415) 475-5808. There is a $35.00 charge, payable at the time you call to register.
  • Those members not requiring CME credits do not need to pre-register

CME Credits

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

A representative of the UCSF CME Office will be at the conference with a sign-up sheet for members to attest their presence.  Proof of CME credit can be obtained by visiting the UCSF CME Claiming Website and following the instructions there for claiming your credits. As noted above, there is a $35.00 charge, payable when you call the CME office to pre-register.  CME credits are awarded based on one of the following course codes in the program:

  • P = Pain Credit
  • G = Geriatric Credit
  • = Trauma Credit

Naffziger Business Lunch & Dinner Honoring Chief Residents

Naffziger Business Lunch – May 12, 2016 @ 12 noon – $50.00 per person
Dinner Honoring Chief Residents – May 13, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. – $100.00 per person

Online Payment:  Please visit the Naffziger Society Website and click the Pay for Events button. (If you elect to bring a spouse or guest to the dinner, please add an additional $100.00). At checkout on the PayPal website, please indicate in the notes field  the desired event(s) and number of people attending.

Pay by Check : Check should be made payable to the “UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society”. Please indicate the desired event(s) and number of people attending and mail to:

UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society
179 Canterbury Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015

Please register for these events by April 25, 2016 as we must provide a headcount to the venue hosts.

Travel & Lodging

Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Phone:  415-673-6672
Reservations: 800-562-7463
Ask for UCSF General Surgery to receive group rate. You can also email

Rates: $239
Cut-off Date: April 15, 2016 or until room block is filled

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